My flight out to Miami was with Virgin Atlantic on a Boeing 747, I was surprised at how cramped it was but the service and entertainment provided by Virgin was great, so that made the flight quite comfortable and I also ended up getting 4 seats to myself which was a nice treat. We then landed on time in Miami and caught our connecting flight to Nassau with Bahamas Air.
We arrived at the Sandals Royal Bahamian late but managed to leave our bags in the room and then sampled the food in the Cricketers Pub which was appetising and plentiful. I was disappointed that my room didn’t have a balcony and I would definitely advise clients to pay the extra for a room with one. The next morning we met for breakfast and had a massive choice to choose from, and then started our orientation of the resort. The resort wasn’t that big so it was easy to get around and it had 2 great pools, one being quieter than the other. I was slightly disappointed on the size of the rooms, although they were very nice I would of expected them to be bigger, especially the suites. We were then treated with a boat ride over to their private island, we took a swim and had lunch which was excellent. That evening we had our dinner in the Kimonos Tepinyaki restaurant which was a fun filled evening with brilliant food being cooked in front of us.
The next morning we woke up early for our 6.30am flight from Nassau to Great Exuma with Bahamas Air, it was tiny little plane but the views from the flight were amazing, being able to see the tiny islands and clear blue sea. The airport here is tiny and we collected our luggage from a tractor instead of the normal conveyor belt. On arrival at the Sandals Emerald Bay we were greeted with champagne and straight away just looking around at the reception and through the doors out to the pool and ocean I just knew this resort was going to be amazing! We were shown to our rooms and I was allocated a Bay House One Bedroom Butler Suite , the room was massive and very luxurious with 2 bathrooms, 2 flat screen TV’s and a full mini bar and optics which were all part of the All-inclusive package. The resort was quite large but easy to get about, there were plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from which were all fantastic and we spent most nights in the Drunken Duck pub which stayed open till late.
The best experience of the whole trip was the full day Exuma Cays Ocean Safari which we did from Sandals Emerald Bay, we snorkelled, swam with Sea Pigs and visited a deserted island full of the endangered Bahamian Iguana, this is a day I’ll never forget and remember for the rest of my life.
The journey home was a long one but we had some spare time in Miami to go to a mall to pick up some gifts which broke up the flight. We then flew back with Virgin again on a packed A330 but this aircraft was much more comfortable than the Boeing 747.
Without a doubt Sandals Emerald Bay was far superior than the Royal Bahamian and even though it’s an extra flight I would highly recommend Great Exuma to anyone. It has a much more Caribbean feel rather than the high rise properties of Nassau and is a beautiful resort.
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We have just returned from a multi centre Vietnam trip. What can I say, absolutely fantastic holiday from start to finish. Dave helped us all the way. We had a plan in our head and Dave took time to plan our perfect trip. Communication was great, letting us know promptly of any changes. We would definitely book again and highly recommend to others.Posted 1 day ago
We have recently returned from a multi centre holiday in Thailand. Everything went smoothly as planned, the hotels were all lovely. We would definitely recommend eShores and would book through them in the future. Thanks to Laura who organised the trip for us.Posted 1 month ago
Been using eshore for several years,always come up with requirements we need.Always happy to rearrange. Staff are very knowledgeable and we always use Leanne as our point of contact. Experts for multi centre holidays.Posted 1 month ago
I booked two holidays in 4 months with Dave at eshores. First one a 16 day trip around Vietnam north to south which included numerous flights and taxis. My second holiday was in October traveling around Vietnam again and Cambodia. Every hotel in both countries was spot on, every transfer went smooth with no problems. I'll Definitely use eshores again and thanks to Dave who arranged everything, a fantastic experience 👍👍Posted 1 month ago
Recently booked a four centre holiday to Asia. The process was straightforward and seamless. Rob, the agent who dealt with our requirements was extremely helpful and not pushy. He was very easy to talk with and seemed genuinely interested in our plans. He managed to put together exactly what we wanted and at a great price.Posted 1 month ago
Andy at eshores has been great, he worked hard to meet all our needs and went the extra mile for us! We're looking forward to a great Honeymoon!Posted 1 month ago
As always Michelle mainly but with some help from Leanne have once again booked an hopefully (as not yet travelled) amazing customised trip to America next September with our family this time.Posted 1 month ago
First time I have used eshores and it won't be the last. Emma was so helpful in booking my 3 centre holiday to Portugal. Really pleased with accommodation selected and the overall cost. Emma was very quick to respond with different options and I'm looking forward to our holiday next year. I highly recommend this companyPosted 1 month ago
We have just booked a trip to the Far East having previously used this company twice, Vietnam/Cambodia and a Road Trip in the USA. Both trips were problem free with all aspects going to plan. Easy to talk to and never pushing for a decision. A lovely company , thank you Dave for your time and assistance.Posted 1 month ago
We booked what appeared to be a busy holiday to South Africa and Mauritius. This consisted of five different fights and hotels with the various transfers included. Rachael organised the holiday for us and every aspect of the trip went well. Took a lot of the stress out and allowed us to have a fantastic holiday. Friendly,Professional service with professional staff. Will use them again.Posted 1 month ago